World Begins with Every Kiss Mural

La Rambla & Barri Gòtic

Created by Barcelona photographer Joan Fontcuberta for the 300th Diada Nacional de Catalunya (2014), this seductive mural depicts a kiss between two people. Up close, however, it's composed of thousands of individual freedom-themed photos, which were sent in by readers of El Periódico newspaper and transferred on to tiny mosaics. Hidden down an alley opposite the cathedral, it's a popular photo spot.

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Nearby La Rambla & Barri Gòtic attractions

1. Font de Santa Anna

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There's been a fountain on this spot since 1356, making Santa Anna the oldest in city. The colourful ceramics were added in 1918 by Catalan artist Josep…

2. Col·legi d'Arquitectes

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Across from La Catedral your eye may be caught by what appear to be childlike scribblings on the facade of the 1931 Col·legi de Arquitectes. It is, in…

4. Casa de l’Ardiaca


The 16th-century Casa de l’Ardiaca has housed the city’s archives since the 1920s. Stroll around the supremely serene courtyard, cooled by a fountain and…

5. Casa de la Seda

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The headquarters of the Art of Silk Association is housed in a handsome 18th-century mansion covered in caryatid sgraffiti, overlooking Via Laietana. The…

6. La Catedral

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Barcelona’s central place of worship presents a magnificent image. The richly decorated main facade, dotted with gargoyles and the kinds of stone…

7. Palau Episcopal

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Across Carrer del Bisbe from La Catedral is the 17th-century Bishop's Palace. Virtually nothing remains of the original 13th-century structure. The Roman…

8. Museu Frederic Marès

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The wealthy Catalan sculptor, traveller and obsessive collector Frederic Marès i Deulovol (1893–1991) amassed one of the wildest collections of historical…